The aggressive brain cancer ultimately claimed the life of an American legend, who survived hellish years in captivity in Hanoi after his plane was shot down and he was taken into captivity by Northern Vietnamese troops.
Meghan McCain released a heart-warming statement minutes after reports surfaced that her father, Sen.
Sen. John McCain's wife, Cindy McCain, issued a statement minutes after his death Saturday. He was also a pilot in the U.S. Navy and was taken captive as a prisoner of war in Vietnam.
"First elected to Congress during the Reagan Revolution, he championed the strong national defense that he knew would help ensure the survival of freedom and liberty across the globe". Although he and I sometimes disagreed, I was deeply privileged to serve with him and proud to call him a friend.
According to The New York Times, McCain had been undergoing treatment for his cancer since July 2017. "May he rest in peace".
Former vice president Al Gore - who served under Democrat Bill Clinton - said, "I always admired and respected John from the opposite side of the aisle, because he thrived under pressure, and would work to find common ground, no matter how hard". She defended him on her show, in interviews and on Twitter as President Donald Trump and his allies hurled insults at the senator over differing political views. John McCain was a man of deep conviction and a patriot of the highest order. He was a public servant in the finest traditions of our country. "Thank you", Cindy wrote on Friday.